Experts from Sportsmail Redknapp, Sutton and Keown have their say on the future of the much sought after star of Spurs
Should Harry Kane stay or go in his quest to win trophies? Sportsmail experts JAMIE REDKNAPP, MARTIN KEOWN and CHRIS SUTTON share their views on the future of Spurs’ much sought-after striker
- Harry Kane has been linked to major money transfers this summer
- Sports email gets the thoughts of Jamie Redknapp, Chris Sutton and Martin Keown
- Redknapp believes that the English captain Jose Mourinho should give time at Tottenham
- Sutton, meanwhile, says that time is running out and he has to leave to win trophies
Harry Kane opened the door to a Tottenham exit when he spoke to Jamie Redknapp earlier this month about his desire to win trophies in a live video on Instagram.
Kane has yet to taste much success with Spurs and has been linked to a big move in the next transfer window.
But should he stay or should he go? Here, Sports email gets the opinion of our expert columnists Jamie Redknapp, Chris Sutton and Martin Keown …
Harry Kane has been linked with a move from Tottenham while looking for trophies
Jamie Redknapp: ‘He should give Mourinho a chance’
In a live chat on Instagram with Jamie Redknapp, Kane talked about his desire to win trophies before retiring
Since my Instagram live chat with Harry Kane two weeks ago, there has been much speculation about his future. We were talking about winning trophies and what he wanted from his career, and he left the door open to leave Tottenham.
Kane was not disrespectful – he was honest. He had shown me around the room he was in and showed me his Premier League and World Cup Golden Boots. But he wants to win trophies, not individual prizes.
If he doesn’t feel like Tottenham can help him with that, then of course he will consider his options. Loyalty and ambition are the two things that this 26-year-old must weigh. More clubs than Manchester United would be interested in him.
Who wouldn’t want Harry Kane to lead their line? Not only is he a fantastic goalscorer, he is also the kind of man you want in your dressing room.
Should Kane stay or go? Now that Jose Mourinho only took over in November, I would give Tottenham the summer transfer window to prove their ambition to him. If they make progress, he may stay longer.
Redknapp believes that Kane (right) should give Jose Mourinho a chance to bring success to Spurs
Chris Sutton: ‘Time is running out to win titles’
If Harry Kane were available, which of the European elite clubs would be interested in signing him? It may be faster to name those who wouldn’t, even if it cost an arm and a leg.
His numbers – 136 goals in 198 Premier League games for Tottenham – say it all. Manchester United has been closely linked, but Manchester City would certainly replace him. Sergio Aguero turns 32 on June and Kane would be a great addition to their lineup.
The same goes for Barcelona or Real Madrid or anyone else who can afford the asking price of £ 200 million! The bottom line: If Kane wants to win trophies, there are teams in better positions to achieve that, both in the Premier League and abroad.
Whether he’s leaving Tottenham this summer comes down to his willingness to be ruthless. Kane is under contract until 2024, so he should push to leave. He’s shown Loyalty to Spurs a lot. But time is running out for him to win a title or win a trophy.
Kane is running out of time to win trophies and should consider leaving, says Chris Sutton
Martin Keown: ‘He needs stability, no movement’
How often did Manchester United try to get Alan Shearer? Had he gone there, the all-time top scorer would have won the Premier League trophy after trophy.
Between 1996, the year Shearer signed for Newcastle and 2006, the year of his retirement, United won five titles. Yet he remained very loyal to his boys’ club. The question now is whether Harry Kane should do the same.
The main difference with Shearer is that he won the Premier League with Blackburn before moving to Newcastle. Kane hasn’t had that. At the age of 26, he is still waiting for that first taste of silverware.
Maybe other clubs are in better positions to tick that box for him. But my first reaction is that Kane should stay with Tottenham for the time being. He must be optimally cared for after his injury. He needs games, the support of the people around him and maybe some patience. That’s what he gets at Tottenham.
Maybe in six months, when he’s done setting goals, we’ll be able to reconsider the topic of his future. We can also judge whether Spurs look more ambitious under Jose Mourinho. For now, I say Kane should stay.
Kane (left) needs stability and support and that’s what he gets at Spurs, according to Martin Keown